Benefits of Studying Cambridge IGCSE English Language

Our IGCSE English Language homeschooling course will enable your child to communicate clearly and effectively, and to:

•  Employ a wide vocabulary

•  Use correct spelling, punctuation and grammar

•  Develop a personal writing style

•  Write for a variety of audiences

These skills are vital for entry to higher education and in the workplace.  A good grade in IGCSE English Language (C or 4 or better) is evidence of these skills. It will satisfy the English Language entrance requirements of universities, and meet the needs of employers everywhere.

IGCSE Course Information

Prior Requirements and Hours of Study

  • Previous study: CAIE recommends that learners starting this course should have studied an English Language curriculum such as the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme or equivalent national educational framework such as the Key Stage 3 programme of study within the National Curriculum for England (Years 7-9).
  • The course will take about 180 hours to complete. It may be more or less depending on your child’s learning ability.

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The Syllabus and Exam

The course will prepare your child for the Cambridge IGCSE English Language, syllabus 0500 or 0990. Note below the different Paper numbers for each year.

For exams in 2020/21 there are two written papers:

•  Paper 1: Reading

•  Paper 2: Directed Writing and Composition

Each paper is 2 hours and each accounts for 50% of the grade.

Course Fee

The fee for IGCSE English Language is £495 by instalments, or £470 if paid in full.

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Meet Our IGCSE English Language Tutors

Sally Adhiambo Ombewa, Homeschooling Student, Kazakhstan/ Rwanda

“Studied abroad? Homeschooled? In a non-English speaking country?!” They were worried and I was too. Would I even be able to compete with a normal student? Was I disadvantaged? Nervous and terribly apprehensive, I sat my exams.

It was a miracle! Paper after paper completed, and with such ease that it amazed me. All of Wolsey’s resources had ensured that I was comfortable during my examination. I recently received my results and there are: A’s in Math, English Language, Geography, Chemistry, Physics, German, and an A* in English Literature.

All I can say is thank you, God, and thank you, Wolsey Hall Oxford.

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